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Middlesex IWBL recognised as best in Europe

18/05/2017
Institute of Work Based Learning selected as best practice case study by the European Commission

Students working at laptopMiddlesex has been identified as one of the top 50 universities in the European Union for university-business cooperation (UBC) through the work of the Institute for Work Based Learning (IWBL).

The recognition of the IWBL is part of a study carried out by ‘University-Business Cooperation in Europe’, an initiative of the European Commission, to develop good practice case studies throughout Europe and beyond.

The aim of the study is to provide the European Commission with valuable information to inform the design of evidence-based university-business cooperation policies.

“The Institute for Work Based Learning has an extremely strong track record of winning high profile recognition for university-business collaboration," says Professor Carol Costley, Director of IWBL.

"This latest accolade demonstrates that our flexible employer-centred approach is admired and sought after across Europe, maintaining our international reputation as a centre for excellence in Work based Learning and as the university where Businesses can receive an efficient, flexible and jointly negotiated approach.

"Our selection as a best practice case study establishes the University’s credentials on the European stage, which we hope will open doors to further collaboration with transnational businesses.”

The European Commission have published the IWBL case study online. It outlines the IWBL’s approach, including the transdisciplinary Professional Doctorate and flexible work-based learning framework.

The Institute for Work Based Learning is internationally recognised for innovation and expertise in professional and work-based learning. The Institute offers organisations and individuals the opportunity to gain formal recognition and academic credit for learning that occurs in the workplace.

Learn more about Middlesex University's IWBL

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